Grocery Wars; Heart Month; Romance Scams; Around Town
A dizzying array of grocery stores all around town are opening and closing.
There’s so much change going on with the grocery sector as stores open and close it’s hard to keep up.
Where do you buy your groceries? That’s the question we asked as we track the grocery wars. We welcomed Timothy Gibbons, Editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal, to tell more. One local grocery affected by is Native Sun, which closed last year and is now reopening its Jacksonville Beach location.
Owner and CEO Aaron Gottlieb joined us to tell us more.
Cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of one in three women. Yet 80% of these cases could be prevented through education and healthy lifestyle changes such as moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure. Dr. Mona Shah, a cardiologist with Baptist Heart Specialists explained as we mark Heart Month.
Florida already has one of the nation’s highest rates of fraud. During this season of love First Coast residents should be alert to the growing risk of romance scams.
Joe Nowland with Jax Federal Credit Union gave us some tips on how to protect yourself. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the median loss reported from these types of scams is $2,600 and for individuals over the age of 70, it’s $10,000.
Don't Toss It. Shred It.
Jax Federal Credit Union's first shred day of 2020 is this Saturday at 562 Park Street right near Five Points. Nowland also addressed this topic.
Matt Pittman of Main Events Jax, gave us a look at what’s happening Around Town this weekend:
Amelia Island Brewing Company. Prices start at $75 for general admission, $95 for VIP
Neptune Beach, Friday 11am. The event is free.
1904 Music Hall, Sunday 7pm, prices start at $25.
Riverside, under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Sunday noon to 8pm, general admission is free. $75 VIP, day of is $125.
Historic 5 Points, Friday to Sunday, prices start at $30 per day.
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